The scrumptious, fulfilling taste of whipped coffee can never be battled with. You can grab some of this caffeine delight, decaf or normal, from your nearest cafe. Or you can make it on your own. You can make whipped coffee at home with ease. The process is simple and requires little time. You can make whipped coffee with instant coffee, without it, and even with instant espresso. It is that simple!

Who invented Whipped Coffee?

Whipped coffee, popularly known as Dalgona coffee, gained international fame primarily through social media, especially during the early months of 2020. However, the exact origin and the identity of its inventor are somewhat complex and culturally nuanced.

The term "Dalgona coffee" and its subsequent global popularisation can be traced back to South Korea. The drink shot to fame after South Korean actor Jung Il-woo named it "Dalgona" on a television show, during his visit to Macau. He likened the beverage's flavour and texture to that of a traditional Korean honeycomb toffee, also called Dalgona. This event sparked widespread interest and led to the viral trend of making and sharing this frothy drink online.

That said, the technique of whipping coffee with sugar and water has deeper historical roots and is not exclusively South Korean. Similar concoctions, like the Greek frappé and the Indian phenti hui coffee, have been around for decades. These drinks share the common method of vigorously mixing coffee, sugar, and water to create a creamy, frothy texture.

The explosive popularity of Dalgona coffee owes much to its simplicity and aesthetic appeal, making it highly shareable on social media platforms. This trend surged particularly during the COVID-19 lockdowns, as people around the world sought new and enjoyable ways to replicate cafe-style beverages at home. Despite its recent fame under the name 'Dalgona', the concept of whipped coffee has been a part of various cultures for a significant time.

Whipped Coffee Recipe

For a delicious whipped coffee, you would need some basic ingredients.

Whipped Coffee Ingredients:

For one serving of whipped coffee with Instant Coffee, you would need:

  1. 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
  2. 2 tablespoons of sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons of hot water
  4. Cold Milk, and
  5. Ice
  6. You need to have a hand mixer, an average-sized bowl, a glass, and a spoon other than these ingredients.

How to Make Whipped Coffee - Step By Step Guide

After you have gathered all your ingredients, you need to start making your whipped coffee.

Step 1: Start Mixing.

You need to add 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, hot water, and sugar into a bowl. After you have added the measurements, you need to start mixing them thoroughly.

Step 2: Let’s Whip.

You can start to whip the mixture together with your hand mixer. This process takes the most time. You would need to be extra careful. Keep in mind that you need a fluffy, airy, and frothy texture.

Step 3: Add in the Milk

Take a glass of your choosing and pour in your cold milk. The best-whipped coffee is made with cold milk. You can also use a mug if you want to! Make sure to add in some ice cubes as well

Step 4: Mix it!

After you have poured the cold milk and mixed your three ingredients, you need to start mixing. The process is simple. On top of the cold milk, add as many spoons of the espresso-sugar meringue as you want. That's it! 

August 18, 2021 — Guy Wilmot

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